Critical Mass August 26, 2010

August 30, 2010

Phyllis Ann Marshall, Founder of FoodPower discusses with host Ric Franzi her unique consulting services that provides knowledge and resources to food service professionals.  She shares her expertise on the trends affecting the restaurant industry and describes her role as a change agent to help restaurant owners adapt and grow their business.

Julie David, Founder of A Charity for Charities talks about the nonprofit she found in 2004 to educate the Orange County community and raise funds for other local nonprofit organizations.  She discusses two successful programs A Charity for Charities has developed to provide fiscal support to the nonprofit community.

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Critical Mass August 25, 2010

August 30, 2010

Dan Romero, Principal of Romero & Levin Wealth Management shares with host Ric Franzi the common mistakes business executives make involving their long term financial planning.  He also provides the most current updates relating to 401(k) investment advice and the new federal regulations.

Jerry Flathers, President and Founder of Flather's Precision a manufacturing company he started in 1989.  Jerry and Ric discuss the  steps he has been talking to maintain his highly precise CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) manufacturing firm in Orange County as well as actions he is now taking to better deal with the current economic environment.

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Critical Mass August 19, 2010

August 23, 2010

Lynn Edgington, Founder of Eagle Research Associates, a company he formed to help combat internet investment fraud, including what people should know about internet investment scams and how to protect themselves from the risks.

Beth Andrus, Owner and writer of The Essential Business Handbook talks with host Doug Gfeller about the most common mistakes made by newly-minted entrepreneurs.

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Critical Mass August 18, 2010

August 23, 2010

Anais Tangie, Founder of Special Eats OC talks with host Ric Franzi about the challenges she's facing during the start-up of her new business focusing on "Nutritious-Delicious" food that heals and nourishes your body.

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Critical Mass August 17. 2010

August 23, 2010

Wendy Coticcha, Owner of Certa Pro Painter franchise shares her tale of how a married executive couple made the transition to purchasing and operating a painting contracting firm serving the Saddleback Valley.

Lisa Trachtman, President of Strategy Media, Inc. discusses her efforts to redefine her business after many years of success to enable the firm to grow again from a healthy foundation following the sub-prime meltdown.

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Critical Mass August 12, 2010

August 17, 2010

Host Ric Franzi, Critical Mass for Business provides a review for the highly successful and well attended Executive Conference held on August 11th.  The Conference drew over 70 Orange County Business Owners and Executives.  Doug Gfeller hosted a panel discussion which provided insights dealing with "Structuring Companies for Growth in Today's Environment".

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Critical Mass August 10, 2010

August 17, 2010

Host Ric Franzi, Critical Mass for Business discusses the most recent Orange County Index survey results with Paul Roberts, Owner of www.octalkradio.net.  The Q3 2010 Survey was officially released during the August 11th Executive Conference hosted by Ric Franzi and Doug Gfeller to an audience of 70+ Orange County Executives and Business Owners.

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Critical Mass August 5, 2010

August 7, 2010

Michael Stark, one of the pioneers of internet marketing and President of postyourproperty.com talks with host Ric Franzi about his site wwww.postyourproperty.com became a highly trafficked site for home sellers.  He also discusses the importance of the successful entrepreneur's need to continously evolve their business to respond to the changing market dynamics.

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Critical Mass August 4, 2010

August 7, 2010

Tony Lopez, General Manager and SVP of Carefusion's Respiratory Division talks with host Ric Franzi about his book series on executive leadership.  Tony has published three books with a just released fourth book hitting the bookstores.  Tony's books are practical guides written to help business executives and owners focus on foundational elements of effective leadership.

Kim Shepherd, President of Decision ToolBox discusses the inspiration for her first, soon-to-be-published book and the common mistakes business owners make when hiring new employees.  Kim is recognized as a "thought leader" by HR organizations worldwide.

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Critical Mass August 3, 2010

August 7, 2010

Mirna Bard, Owner of NuReach Global talks with host Doug Gfeller about how important it is for business owners and executives to have an internet marketing strategy before embarking on a social media campaign.  They also discuss the need to link your internet marketing strategy to the corporate growth strategy.

Wade Slome, Owner of Sidoxia Capital Management discusses his book "How I Managed $20 Billion by the Age 32".  Doug and Wade talk about Wade's inspiration for writing the book and how he has differentiated himself in the investment field.

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Critical Mass July 28, 2010

August 4, 2010

Bill Ellermeyer, Owner of Ellermeyer Connect talks with host Doug Gfeller about his strategy of creating multiple revenue streams for entrepreneurs and how this can help reduce some of the inherent business risks organizations face, enabling them to open up additional revenue and profit opportunities.

Sheevaun Moran, Owner of sheevaunmoran.com discusses her unique perceptions with Doug during a thoughtful discusson on how the natural energy that exists in the world can be harnessed by executives to improve their business performance and the bottom-line.

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